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Lifetime Plots Staircase Murders

Lifetime Television began production of an original movie based on the famed murder case involving Michael Peterson, the best-selling novelist accused of killing his socialite wife in their North Carolina home.

Produced by Lionsgate and premiering April 15 at 8 p.m. (EST), The Staircase Murders stars Treat Williams (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood), Samaire Armstrong (Entourage, The O.C.) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects).

Production is under way in Louisiana.